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Capital Region Envirothon Set For NYPA Visitors Center

April 23, 2008

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

 In celebration of Earth Day, the New York Power Authorityís Blenheim-Gilboa Pumped Storage Power Project visitors center will host this year's Capital Region Envirothon on Thursday, April 24, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Approximately 20 high school teams, representing Schoharie, Albany and Schenectady counties, will take part in the competition that tests studentsí knowledge of aquatics, soil, forestry, wildlife, sustainability and alternative energy.

Schools must pre-register, but admission is free for spectators. There will be ample opportunity for photos.

WHAT:      Capital Region Envirothon

DATE:       Thursday, April 24

TIME:        9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

PLACE:     New York Power Authorityís Blenheim-Gilboa project visitors center, 716-286-6661 or toll-free at 1-866-697-2386

CONTACT: Steve Ramsey, community relations manager at the Blenheim-Gilboa project, 1-800-724-0309, or Paul DeMichele, information specialist, 914-390-8186

  About NYPA:

■    NYPA uses no tax money or state credit.  It finances its operations through the sale of bonds and revenues earned in large part through sales of electricity.  ■    NYPA is a leader in promoting energy-efficiency, new energy technologies and electric transportation initiatives.  ■    It is the nationís largest state-owned electric utility, with 18 generating facilities in various parts of the state and more than 1,400 circuit-miles of transmission lines.

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